Best History of Ethnic & Tribal Religions Books

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1. American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

Author: by Colin Woodard
Published at: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (September 25, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0143122029

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A New Republic Best Book of the Year The Globalist Top Books of the Year Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Non-fiction Particularly relevant in understanding who voted for who in this presidential election year, this is an endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven nations that continue to shape North AmericaAccording to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each with its own unique historical roots.

In American Nations he takes readers on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, offering a revolutionary and revelatory take on American identity, and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and continue to mold our future.

From the Deep South to the Far West, to Yankeedom to El Norte, Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how each region continues to uphold its distinguishing ideals and identities today, with results that can be seen in the composition of the U.S.

2. 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History

Author: by Jeffrey C. Stewart
Published at: Crown; 59668th edition (May 4, 1998)
ISBN: 978-0385485760

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A comprehensive and engaging account of the most significant events, individuals, terms, ideas, and social movements that make up the dazzling canvas of African American historyfrom the National Book Awardwinning author of The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke An indispensable aid for the study of Black American History.Clarence E.

Walker, professor of history, University of California, Davis Distinguished historian and National Book Award winner Jeffrey C. Steward illuminates the famous and the obscure, people like Estevanico, the first African explorer in America, and Sojourner Truth, one of the few Black women to participate in both the abolitionist and women’s rights movements.

He tells us how the former slave Peter Salem dispatched the hated British major at the battle of Bunker Hill, and how Colin Powell earned his medals in Vietnam. And he reminds us of the artistic contributions of filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, dancer Katherine Dunham, and actor Ira Aldridge.

Here is a fact-filled trip through five hundred years of African American history, divided into six broad sections: Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science, Inventions and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion. So if you want to know who invented the gas mask or dominated college lacrosse in the mid 1950s, or became the first Black cowboy to write his own autobiography, or even who invented the disc jockey technique of scratching you’re sure to find it in 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History.

3. Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition

Author: by John G. Neihardt
Published at: BISON BOOKS; Reprint edition (March 1, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0803283916

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Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (18631950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G.

Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, as a history of a Native nation, or as an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G.

Neihardt in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and asked Neihardt to share his story with the world. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk’s experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind. This complete edition features a new introduction by historian Philip J.

Deloria and annotations of Black Elk’s story by renowned Lakota scholar Raymond J.DeMallie. Three essays by John G. Neihardt provide background on this landmark work along with pieces by Vine Deloria Jr., Raymond J. DeMallie, Alexis Petri, and Lori Utecht.

4. Undeniable: Full Color Evidence of Black Israelites In The Bible

Author: by Dante Fortson
Published at: Independently published (September 11, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1692492786

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Then they fasted that day, and put on sackcloth, and cast ashes upon their heads, and rent their clothes, and laid open the book of the law, wherein the heathen had sought to paint the likeness of their images. 1 Maccabees 3:47-48Undeniable is the perfect outreach tool to connect with anyone that is skeptical of the claim that the Israelites of the Bible are were black, and have always been black.

This is first and foremost an outreach tool, but it also makes a great gift for anyone that wants to see the hard evidence. + Full Color Images+ Minimal Commentary+ Designed To Start The ConversationInside of the book you’ll find:+ Maps+ Paintings+ Statues+ Explorer Journal Entries+ Memorandum To The President of The United StatesAll of the evidence adds up to the fact that there was a multi national conspiracy to kidnap, enslave, and hide the true history of Negroes scattered all over the world through the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

There has been a conscious concerted effort to steer people away from the truth that Israel fled into Africa in 70 A.D. And still inhabits many areas of the continent.

5. An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

Author: by Mary Ellen Miller
Published at: Thames & Hudson (April 17, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0500279281

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The myths and beliefs of the great pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and fascinated outsiders ever since the Spanish Conquest. Yet, until now, no single-volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to this labyrinthine symbolic world. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion.

Nearly 300 entries, from accession to yoke, describe the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from creation accounts and sacred places to ritual practices such as bloodletting, confession, dance, and pilgrimage.

In addition, two introductory essays provide succinct accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion, while a substantial bibliographical survey directs the reader to original sources and recent discussions. Dictionary entries are illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line drawings. Mary Miller and Karl Taube draw on their research in the fast-changing field of Maya studies, and on the latest Mexican discoveries, to produce an authoritative work that will serve as a standard reference for students, scholars, and travelers.

6. Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

Author: by Barbara Demick
Published at: Random House; Illustrated edition (July 28, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0812998757

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A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy A brilliantly reported and eye-opening work of narrative nonfiction. The New York Times Book ReviewNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Parul Sehgal, The New York Times The New York Times Book Review The Washington Post NPR The Economist OutsideJust as she did with North Korea, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one of the most hidden corners of the world.

She tells the story of a Tibetan town perched eleven thousand feet above sea level that is one of the most difficult places in all of China for foreigners to visit. Ngaba was one of the first places where the Tibetans and the Chinese Communists encountered one another.

In the 1930s, Mao Zedong’s Red Army fled into the Tibetan plateau to escape their adversaries in the Chinese Civil War. By the time the soldiers reached Ngaba, they were so hungry that they looted monasteries and ate religious statues made of flour and butterto Tibetans, it was as if they were eating the Buddha.

7. Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of The Mayan Book of The Dawn of Life and The Glories of Gods and Kings

Author: by Dennis Tedlock
Published at: Touchstone; Revised, Subsequent edition (January 31, 1996)
ISBN: 978-0684818450

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Popol Vuh, the Quich Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quich kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands.

Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century. This new edition of Dennis Tedlock’s unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over forty new illustrations.

8. The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community

Author: by Malidoma Patrice Some
Published at: TarcherPerigee; Illustrated edition (September 13, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0874779912

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Through The Healing Wisdom of Africa, readers can come to understand that the life of indigenous and traditional people is a paradigm for an intimate relationship with the natural world that both surrounds us and is within us. The book is the most complete study of the role ritual plays in the lives of African people-and the role it can play for seekers in the West.

9. Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

Author: by John Ehle
Published at: Anchor Books Doubleday; Illustrated edition (January 1, 1988)
ISBN: 978-0385239547

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A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail. The Cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization.

For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the “Principle People” residing at the center of the earth. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive.

Those chiefs sealed the fate of their tribes in 1875 when they signed a treaty relinquishing their land east of the Mississippi in return for promises of wealth and better land.The U.S. Government used the treaty to justify the eviction of the Cherokee nation in an exodus that the Cherokee will forever remember as the trail where they cried.

The heroism and nobility of the Cherokee shine through this intricate story of American politics, ambition, and greed.B & W photographs

10. 365 Days Of Walking The Red Road: The Native American Path to Leading a Spiritual Life Every Day (Religion and Spirituality)

Author: by Terri Jean
Published at: Adams Media; Illustrated edition (June 1, 2003)
ISBN: 978-1580628495

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Make a pilgrimage into your soul… 365 Days of Walking the Red Road captures the priceless ancient knowledge Native American elders have passed on from generation to generation for centuries, and shows you how to move positively down your personal road without fear or doubt.

Special highlights:Inspiring quotations from Native Americans, such as Tecumseh, Black Hawk, Geronimo, and Chief JosephA monthly Red Road spiritual lessonThe proper uses of dreamcatchers and other symbols and craftsImportant dates in Native American history

11. Black God: An Introduction to the World's Religions and Their Black Gods

Author: by Dr. Supreme Understanding
Published at: Supreme Design, LLC (December 13, 2013)
ISBN: 978-1935721123

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Have you ever heard that Christ was Black? What about the Buddha?They weren’t alone. Many of the world’s first deities and divinities, both male and female, were originally depicted as Black. That means dark skin, woolly hair, broad nose, and the kind of personality that made the world pay attention.

In this book, historian Supreme Understanding explores the many Black gods of the ancient world, from Africa to the Near East, to Europe, to India, to China, to Japan, to Australia, all the way to the Black Gods of the Americas.Who were they?

How did they come to be worshipped? And what does this mean for us today? Find out in Black God, by Supreme Understanding.

12. Connecting With Your Ancestors

Author: by Monique Joiner Siedlak
Published at: Oshun Publications, LLC (May 2, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1950378395

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How difficult is it to communicate with your ancestors? We sense their presence, instinctively, and wish to communicate with them. It’s time to realize it is possible. There are numerous reasons you may want to learn how to communicate with your ancestors.

For me, the main reason is for healing. To ultimately let go of old hurts and not transfer them on to the next generation. Within the pages of this short read, you will learn: The Traditions of Ancestral Communication Who is an Ancestor?

Spiritually Connect With Your Ancestors How to create an ancestral shrine or altar as well as offerings and prayers. Just like any other relationship, you will need to work at it.Be consistent. Your ancestors will respond to you. By increasing your awareness, you may see the signs they are trying to show you.

The best way to begin is now!

13. The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, With a New Preface

Author: by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Published at: Harvard University Press; 2nd edition (July 22, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0674238145

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Winner of the John Hope Franklin PrizeA Moyers & Company Best Book of the YearA brilliant work that tells us how directly the past has formed us. Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of BooksHow did we come to think of race as synonymous with crime?

A brilliant and deeply disturbing biography of the idea of black criminality in the making of modern urban America, The Condemnation of Blackness reveals the influence this pernicious myth, rooted in crime statistics, has had on our society and our sense of self.

Black crime statistics have shaped debates about everything from public education to policing to presidential elections, fueling racism and justifying inequality. How was this statistical link between blackness and criminality initially forged? Why was the same link not made for whites?

In the age of Black Lives Matter and Donald Trump, under the shadow of Ferguson and Baltimore, no questions could be more urgent. The role of social-science research in creating the myth of black criminality is the focus of this seminal work[It] shows how progressive reformers, academics, and policy-makers subscribed to a statistical discourse’ about black crimeone that shifted blame onto black people for their disproportionate incarceration and continues to sustain gross racial disparities in American law enforcement and criminal justice.


Hiding The Hebrews: Did America Kidnap The Lost Tribes of Israel?

Author: by Dante Fortson
Published at: Independently published (June 23, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1075665684

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Are the tribes of Israel really “lost” or were they hidden as prophesied in Psalms 83? The Bible seems to indicate a multi national conspiracy to hide Israel and wipe out the memory of who they really are. If this is true, then history as we know it has been hijacked, and it is only through searching that we will find the truth.

In this book, you’ll find the answers to the following questions, just to name a few:Why does a 1747 English map place the tribe of Judah on the “slave coast” of Africa? Why do slave ledgers show slaves being registered with Hebrew names fresh off of the ships?

Why did slaves sing songs in Hebrew and call out to Yah for help? Why did Christ mention the slavery of Israel as a sign of the end of the age? Are “the times of the Gentiles” coming to an end?

If you are 100% honest with yourself as you find the answers to these questions, your eyes will be opened. If you’re ready to start this eye opening adventure through scripture then keep reading. ISRAEL IS STILL A NATION TO GOD AND ALWAYS WILL BE!

15. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Author: by Ilan Pappe
Published at: Oneworld Publications; Second edition (September 1, 2007)
ISBN: 978-1851685554

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The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger)Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe’s groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint.

Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called “ethnic cleansing”. Decisively debunking the myth that the Palestinian population left of their own accord in the course of this war, Ilan Pappe offers impressive archival evidence to demonstrate that, from its very inception, a central plank in Israel’s founding ideology was the forcible removal of the indigenous population.

Indispensable for anyone interested in the current crisis in the Middle East.

16. Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Author: by Katrina Hazzard-Donald
Published at: University of Illinois Press; 1st edition (December 17, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0252078767

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In this book, Katrina Hazzard-Donald explores African Americans’ experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, Hazzard-Donald argues that Hoodoo emerged first in three distinct regions she calls “regional Hoodoo clusters” and that after the turn of the nineteenth century, Hoodoo took on a national rather than regional profile.

The first interdisciplinary examination to incorporate a full glossary of Hoodoo culture, Mojo Workin’: The Old African American Hoodoo System lays out the movement of Hoodoo against a series of watershed changes in the American cultural landscape. Throughout, Hazzard-Donald distinguishes between “Old tradition Black Belt Hoodoo” and commercially marketed forms that have been controlled, modified, and often fabricated by outsiders; this study focuses on the hidden system operating almost exclusively among African Americans in the Black spiritual underground.